Thursday, 21 June 2012

Ongoing DIY

A few days absence from blogging as I have been busy working at work and also at the new house. At work we have overtime again so I am trying to make hay whilst the sun shines, as usual it could be withdrawn at anytime so I am racking up as much as possible to add to my DIY pot. The DIY pot although it is not an insignificant amount of money it is not huge and a quick calculation of jobs required and money available shows that there is not enough money available ! Some jobs that were ' nice to have' will have to wait will the 'need to have' get done first. I initially intended to do some bits in the garden but that will have to wait until next summer, time and money permitting. In the meantime we have concentrated upon jobs that we can do ourselves. To date we have rubbed down all the woodwork and plan to undercoat it in the coming days. We want to get a local decorator to gloss it as neither of us are particularly skilled in that area. My husband spent Saturday on top of the garage roof clearing away the tropical garden that had been growing there, evidently for quite a few years. Where we live it has been really rainy of late and the rain drain was blocked with a beautiful fern growing out of it. It is now all cleared and the rain can drain away properly. Some of the jobs are messy and time consuming but at least we are not paying people to do it. We do not intend to move house again for a very long time and want to get as many , messy jobs done and out of the way before we move in.


  1. Sounds like you have thought this out well.

    Hope it's all going to plan.

    Sue xx

  2. C'mon, lets have some before and after pictures :-) x

    1. I will get some taken but its all still much very ' before ' at the moment lol xx

  3. Slow and steady wins the race , means you don't get into debt to complete jobs and makes you appreciate things when they're finished. My lounge is almost finished - it's 14 months since I moved in! Just the hall, stairs and landing after this.

  4. I agree with Scarlet. There will always be jobs to do.

    Just enjoy being in your dream house! And congrats on the overtime.

    Sft x